By Abiodun Alade
Former Minister of Education and a leader of the BringBackOurGirls campaign, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili has condemned the presidency for allegedly doling out money to the parents of the abducted Chibok girls during a visit to the Aso Villa.
The Presidency through the Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe in a text message to Vanguard newspaper has denied the alleged act, maintaining that the presidency only took care of the feeding, accomodation and transportation of the Chibok parents.
“The President did not give any N100m to the visitors from Chibok. Government took care of their accommodation, feeding and transportation.
“Government’s plan is robust rehabilitation and resettlement of the girls who have escaped so they can continue their education.
“The government also plans to rebuild the school and in general terms, repair damaged infrastructure as a result of Boko Haram insurgency in the North East.”
Ezekwesili refuses to accept the denial of the presidency has she took to her twitter handle to lambast the presidency and Dr.Okupe.
Read her tweets below.
Three months after the Chibok girls were abducted, President Jonathan finally agreed to meet with their parents following an appeal by the Pakistan girl-child education activist Malala Yusoufai. The Presidency had faced intense criticism over its handling of the kidnap of the Chibok girls being held by the extremist Boko Haram sect since April 14.